Incredibly Ordinary.

Avatar Author: Infinity. “Fate is like gravity. You can jump up and down until your heart’s content, but the earth still falls into the sun, and the sun still courses through the galaxy, both indifferent to your short-lived and insignificant defi... Read Bio

They sat on the couch together. She was practically in his lap.
He picked out the movie. Of course it was something somewhat sappy and romantic because it was Valentine’s day after all.
As they continued to watch, he began to stroke her hair, feeling the soft strands run through his fingers.

He cleared his throat, “I gotta tell you…I’m glad you’re here tonight. I thought I was going to be alone for this holiday!” He grabbed the remote and placed it on mute. “The thing is, is that I’ve always been alone for Valentine’s day and that’s okay and all, but it’s nice to have company, you know what I mean? I don’t know what it is, but I can always be myself around you, you’re my best friend.”
Gently, he placed his hand on her. “I just want you to know that I’m glad we are here together!”

Her big green eyes stared right back at his.
“Meow?” His cat, Maple, replied to him whilst purring loudly.
He sat back, stroked her fur, and they continued to watch Titanic.
“Happy Valentine’s day to you too, Maple.”

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    That was a really, really sad ending. The fumbled lines, if said to a girl, might not have gone over very well. Said to a cat, well, they probably work just fine. The first three sentences are all long, but the first two are run-ons. They would work just as well as 4 short sentences.

    You got me, as I did not see the cat thing coming.

  2. Avatar Infinity.

    Thanks THX!
    I fixed the sentences!
    Also, I’m glad I got you! I feel as if I were single and just hanging out, I’d be hanging out with my cats too! & my cats are my best pals haha.

  3. Avatar MaddyRose

    Oh my gosh, this is simultaneously depressing and super adorable! I love the idea of a character that’s even nervous around his cat. :)

  4. Avatar Infinity.

    The funny thing is is that when I wrote this I was aiming more for humorous! haha!

  5. Avatar JACK

    Infinity! I cannot embellish on those who got there before me. Though, you got me.

  6. Avatar Michael Wayne LeBlanc

    If I may be so bold as to offer some advice… you may want to throttle back on your exclamation points. They dilute the feel. I understand the dude may be chipper, but it seems like he’s yelling into the room. Just my opinion though.

    It was a nice piece to read.

  7. Avatar Robert Quick

    Why were you spying on my Valentines Day? (J/k . . . mostly). I didn’t see the cat coming either but the Ficly was nice and all too realistic.

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